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SyncroGhia
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:38 pm    Post subject: Syncro Dai camper rebuild... Reply with quote

This is a good friends Syncro panel van which is mid restoration after many years of abuse.

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I thought some of you might like to see a Uk syncro with a few tweaks...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157625694254271/show/

It's originally a stock 2.1DJ panel van with twin diff locks. It's been written off several times for various reasons including an engine fire and a motorbike hitting the side.. hence the sill damage etc.

It's also going to Subaru power with a 2.5 2001 legacy motor using RJES and Small Car parts.

Dai gets on here from time to time so hopefully he'll answer any questions.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ambitious project. Looks good
Is that a single cab locker door sectioned into the side panel?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it's the first time I've seen this mod.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the flares! I've thought about doing that when it comes time for my van to get all the body work done. Great project, I hope he posts updates here.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The locker door opens up to -? Is there a enclosed box inside the van or just access to items on the long wall. It is a very interesting mod that seems purpose built. I like it.

This must be Dai that seems to get mentioned when people are cutting up a van over there Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if Dai has plans to create a small cupboard only accessible from outside or where it'll be just another access into under a unit inside the van.

He's been offroading this van for years around Yorkshire and further afield.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPs3EJBNlj4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uE3uhXqlsg&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsIiahycdSg&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ami4fs6iruQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNBRnhwkogQ&feature=related

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bloody nice bloke too Cool

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update from the workshop...

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Updates fresh from the garage via Phone photos!!

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The extra filler is for LPG, a very neat idea!

All the rear sections of the arches have been moved back and trimmed to allow for the biggest tyres possible.

You can see that the deform panel... well it's gone Laughing

Dai had had some thoughts of keeping it and when he fitted the winch last year, it was still there but in very modified form.

I think he got carried away!

I'll keep bugging him for the photos. He has been on here but hasn't had time to sign up or load photos etc.

The last words were something along the lines of tubular rear arms... moving subframes... cutting doors... not sure how of this will happen but it's looking good so far!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bloody love seeing stuff like this come together. The twin syncro fillers are so cool.

Worth waiting for that repair, hatching plans is such fun, making them come real is even better.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there`s some quality metalwork going on there.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The extra filler is for LPG, a very neat idea!


And there I was thinking that since you guys drive on the other side of the road and all.....well for a minute it mades sense! Anyway then I thought it was just the picture got reversed.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the sika cargo door is epic.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luv the locker door! Now he can stuff that scooter rider in it! lol...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if he auto flapped it its probally big enough to do just that.....lol.lol
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update from the workshop...

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That has got to be the meanest looking vanagon i've ever seen...
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That has got to be the meanest looking vanagon i've ever seen...


Just like its owner Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re that Sika locker door. One of the Irish contingent at Syncropendence 2009 in Wales had one fitted in his Syncro camper as well. Can't remember who though. Dai was camped next to him ... No doubt I'll see it again when I visit Ireland in June.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That has got to be the meanest looking vanagon i've ever seen...


You took the words right out of my mouth! That rig LOOKS BASS!
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